The Beauty Blogger Tag

4/14/2015



On such a muddy day as this one is, I really cannot think of anything better than responding to a tag three fellow beauty bloggers tagged me with! Just sharing the love and sending lots of hugs to my dear @beautychatroombymarijana @beautycorneriveee and @arkonamakeup. Today we're doing a rather fitting tag called 'The Beauty Blogger Tag' which consists out of seven questions - fire away! (1.) What's the reason behind starting your blog and for how long are you running your blog? I've mentioned this many times before - I've spontaneously started this blog. It simply seemed like a nifty little online beauty diary and that's exactly what I needed at the time because not many people in my surroundings share the same beauty passion. This blog will be three years old in a few months! Time has flown so fast! (2.) First blog you started to follow on a regular basis? There probably were many other different blogs I followed on and off in the past but the first one I regularly started to follow was A Model Recommends, written by the beautiful and brilliant Ruth Crilly. This woman I find to be extremely intelligent, gorgeous, witty and interesting. (3.) First product you've purchased thanks to a blogger recommendation? And has it justified the positive review? First product I've purchased completely, 100% relying on a beauty blogger recommendation was the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo and after that one I've purchased the Alpha-H Liquid Gold treatment with glycolic acid. Both were recommended by the aforementioned Ruth Crilly which I completely trust and I was always happy with any and every purchase influenced by her. I must say that beauty bloggers I follow are the people I trust the most. (4.) List five things you love the most about having/running a blog? Photography - absolutely photography! It's one of the things that grew on me and will stay with me during and beyond this blog. I feel as this blog's a project of mine and I enjoy maintaining it, watching it grow, investing my time and soul - and when you do invest yourself in something, it's logical to take care of it. I like that feeling of being responsible for something. I'm also very proud of the content I create. Besides learning about photography I also really enjoy writing. I think it's useful that I'm running it as a bilingual blog because thanks to this blog's existence I'm constantly working on upping my knowledge of the English language and vocabulary. I also love the fact I've had the chance to get to know some people that I truly cherish thanks to our mutual interests which are our blogs. (5.) What lessons have you learned from having a blog? I'll mention photography and writing again as I truly have broadened my horizons in those areas of interest strictly thanks to this blog. I've learned that it's always a good thing to keep your mind busy - whether I'm taking photos, browsing other blogs, doing some admin stuff - it's simply 'healthy' for me to do something with my free time (regardless of how little I have) which afterwards yields results. That's very rewarding. More money doesn't equate better make-up or skincare. More things don't make people happier. All that hoarding is just not something I value or find appealing. I've learned to be happy with what I have and to carefully choose what I want. It's always good to listen to your inner voice. No matter how amazing and rewarding it is to know that the public audience is interested in what I do - I actually have and keep this blog out of sheer selfishness. If there wasn't a single person reading it, I'd still get the same kick from investing my time and effort (possibly not to the same extent, though). After all, even if I do make a mistake I prefer blaming myself for it over blaming others, you know? I'm glad I'm a firm person, I can peacefully sleep at night knowing I haven't lied or cheated anyone nor have I ever 'sold' anything under false pretences. I guess I'm just glad that I haven't changed but I have grown and I'm happy my personality and creativity translates truthfully here. (6.) What has changed since becoming a blogger? Honestly, my life hasn't changed a bit. I do own more make-up and skincare but I have learned to shop more wisely, though. (7.) Any advice to share with people thinking of starting a blog? Hmm, giving advice can be a sword with two blades. Let's just say that you have it very clear regarding your motives behind starting your blog. Whether it's to monetize it, have fun with it, explore your creativity, use it to expand your marketing business, etc. etc. - I think it's important to know what you want to do with it in the first place. What's the purpose of your blog? Based on that it's much easier not to get confused along the way and to more successfully invest your time and effort in your blog. Be sincere with yourself and don't forget to nurture your life outside of your blog. Try to have fun if you can :) *handsoffhermic*

Na ovako sumoran dan kakav je danasnji se ne mogu sjetiti nicega sto bi mi predstavljalo vece zadovoljstvo od odgovora na tag za koji su me nominovale tri drage kolegice blogerice. Ovom prilikom mnogo pozdravljam autorice blogova Beauty Chat Room By Marijana,  Beauty Corner By Iveee i Arkona Makeup. Danas cemo pisati o necemu sto je dosta prikladne tematike. Naime radi se o  'The Beauty Blogger Tag'-u koji se sastoji od sedam pitanja. Zapocnimo! (1.) Zasto si pocela pisati blog i koliko dugo ga vodis? Mislim da sam ovo spomenula i ranije - zapocela sam svoj blog prilicno spontano. Cinilo mi se kako bi blog posluzio kao zgodan online dnevnik a to mi je upravo bilo potrebno jer nisam poznavala mnogo osoba koje bi dijelile slicne beauty interese sa mnom. Ovaj blog ce za koji mjesec napuniti tri godine! Vrijeme je zaista leti!  (2.) Koji su bili prvi blogovi koje si redovito pratila? Vjerovatno sam ranije pratila i neke druge blogove u prekidima no prvi koji sam zaista pocela redovito pratiti (jos uvijek sam mu vjerna) je blog A Model Recommends, koji vodi prekrasna i briljantna Ruth Crilly. Ovu zenu smatram izuzetno inteligentnom, posjeduje zaista posebnu ljepotu, sarm i humor a k tome je i jako zanimljiva. (3.) Koji je bio prvi proizvod koji si kupila citajuci pozitivne recenzije blogerica? Da li je proizvod opravdao ocekivanja? Prvi proizvod pri cijoj sam se kupovini u potpunosti, 100% oslanjala na preporuku blogerice je bio La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo a nakon njega sam pod utjecajem recenzije i preporuke kupila Alpha-H Liquid Gold tretman za kozu sa glikolnom kiselinom. Oba proizvoda je preporucila vec spomenuta Ruth Crilly koja je u potpunosti zasluzila moje povjerenje. Izuzetno sam zadovoljna sa svakim proizvodom koji sam kupila na njenu preporuku (sto je slucaj i sa prva dva koja su postala moji HG preparativni proizvodi). Moram reci kako u biti jedino vjerujem i jedino se vodim pri kupovini upravo preporukama pomno izabranih blogerica ciji rad pratim. (4.) Navedi pet stvari koje najvise volis kod vodjenja beauty bloga? Fotografija - definitivno fotografija! Naprosto mi je postala izuzetno draga, istinski sam se u nju zaljubila te vjerujem da ce ostati u mom zivotu kako tokom, tako i eventualno nakon bloga. Osjecam blog kao licni projekat i uzivam u njegovom odrzavanju, pratim kako napreduje, bez zadrske u njega ulazem svoje vrijeme i dusu - a kada se u tolikoj mjeri ulazete u nesto, sasvim je logicno da se o tome zelite brinuti. Dopada mi se osjecaj odgovornosti za nesto cime se ponosim a jako sam ponosna na sadrzaj koji stvaram. Osim sto sam otkrila fotografiju, shvatila sam kako jako volim i da pisem. Mislim da mi mnogo koristi sto svoje znanje i vokabular konstantno obogacujem - isto se odnosi i na engleski jezik tako da mi je zaista drago sto vodim dvojezican blog. Takodjer mnogo cijenim cinjenicu da sam se povezala i zblizila sa odredjenim ljudima upravo zahvaljujuci nasim slicnostima i zajednickim projektima koje predstavljaju nasi blogovi. (5.) Sto si naucila otkako vodis blog?  Ponovo cu se dotaci fotografije i pisanja posto sam na tim poljima bez sumnje prosirila svoje horizonte. Naucila sam da je dobro drzati um 'u kondiciji' - bilo da sam se posvetila fotografiranju, pratim pojedine blogove ili se bavim odrzavanjem samog bloga - naprosto osjecam kako je 'zdravo' za moj um kada se tokom slobodnog vremena (koliko god ga malo imala na raspolaganju) bavim stvarima ciji napredak ce biti moja nagrada. To me cini jako sretnom. Naucila sam da vise novca ne uslovljava bolju kozmetiku ili njegu koze. Posjedovanje vise stvari barem mene ne cini sretnijom niti zadovoljnijom - vise volim malo ali odabrano drustvo. Svo besmisleno nakupljanje jednostavno nije nesto sto licno cijenim niti smatram privlacnim. Naucila sam da budem sretna sa onim sto imam a takodjer da pazljivo biram sta zelim. Naucila sam da slusati treba svoj 'unutarnji glas'. Bez obzira koliko je nevjerovatno i posebno sto javnost izrazava interes za ono cime se ja bavim - priznati cu da vodim i zadrzavam ovaj blog iz ponajvise sebicnih razloga. Sve i da sam sebi jedina publika, vjerujem  da bih i dalje (vjerovatno ne jednako) uzivala u stvaranju novog sadrzaja. Uvijek sam bila razmisljanja da, sve i da pogrijesim - u svako doba dana vise volim sebe okriviti za gresku nego kriviti druge.  Drago mi je sto sam spoznala da nisam povodljiva osoba. Bez ikakvog problema mogu navecer mirno spavati znajuci da nikoga nisam slagala, prevarila ili navela na bilo sto (ukljucujuci kupovinu) a da u to zaista nisam vjerovala. Pretpostavljam da sam sretna sto uvidjam da se u sustini nisam promijenila ali da jesam napredovala, naucila dosta toga i sto se istinski moj karakter i kreativnost realisticno preslikavaju na blogu. (6.) Sto se kod tebe promijenilo otkako vodis blog?  Iskreno, moj zivot se niti u kom aspektu nije promijenio. Doduse, posjedujem vise kozmetike i vise preparativnih proizvoda no takodjer sam naucila da pametnije kupujem tj. rijetko mi se desi da pogrijesim pri kupovini. (7.) Imas li neki savjet za sve one koji namjeravaju pisati beauty blog? Hmm, dijeljenje savjeta je u mnogo cemu poput maca sa dvije ostrice. Recimo samo da mislim kako je dobro odmah na pocetku imati jasnu viziju toga sta zelite uciniti sa svojim blogom. Bez obzira da li ga zelite unovciti, samo se zabaviti, istraziti kreativnost, iskoristiti ga kao produzetak marketinskog posla itd. itd. - vjerujem da je bitno tacno znati svoj cilj. Sta je to sto vi zelite uciniti sa svojim blogom, koja je njegova svrha? Na osnovu toga je mnogo lakse postaviti odredjene stvari na pravo mjesto i izbjeci lutanje. Na taj nacin mi se cini da je mnogo efektnije odluciti kako i u sta uloziti svoje vrijeme i trud. Pokusajte biti iskreni prema sebi a licno smatram krucijalnim ne zapostaviti svoj privatni zivot izvan bloga i interneta. Takodjer, ako mozete, pokusajte se zabaviti :) Mikrofon predajem vama.

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